I Swear Someday

by All is Well

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I Swear Someday is the debut full length album from Grand Rapids Post-Rock band, All is Well.

Getting together to play and write music has been a wonderful community-building aspect to each of our lives. When we started creating music together, a lot of transition was happening in each of our lives—from the death of close family members to self-doubt in trying to fulfill lifelong goals. Our first full-length album, I Swear Someday, weaves these shared experiences by juxtaposing the reflections of yesterday with a renewed vision for tomorrow.

credits

released August 19, 2017

All is Well is:

Nate Krikke: Guitar/Vocals
Erik Rice: Guitar/Vocals
Hannah Van Slett: Keyboard/Vocals
Nick Van Slett: Bass
Nathan Coles: Drums

All songs written and performed by All is Well

Drums and bass recorded by Nick Diener at Oneder Studios
Mixed by Nick Diener
Mastered by Mark Michalik

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Track Name: As I Lie Myself to Sleep
Midnight again
Back out of bed
I can feel my voice burning through my head
I can hear the words telling me
I'm never giving my best
I can't fall asleep at all

Midnight again
Back out of bed
I can't fall asleep until this is dead
So I'm killing words
and they bleed with a stroke of my pen
I can't fall asleep
Track Name: Home
There's a place up North I know
Where the young minds grow and the old ones reminisce
A fire burns and it's clear outside
I want to go
Take me there

Home

When it's on my heart to leave
I'll return to its peace and falling leaves
In harmony between the rising and falling of shores
Dissolving the weight off my back and I know,
I am home

Home

The trails in my mind
Now overgrown paths, but give it time
Lets uncover all the lines
Retrace our steps
Escape our lives
In a home not far from my own
Track Name: Empty
Just a taste is all I get
It comes on quick, then slips
A brief encounter with the better side of me

I am empty

I used to walk with intention
But now I care less than I ever thought I could
I used to talk with God
Now my footprints are the only pair on the path

It's not all bad, I see now I'm a blank slate
I used to be a reservoir, but I've been drained
I feel so estranged from who I was in my past days
Now there was never a lesser me

I am empty
Track Name: Call It What It Is
The words we hold together start to fade
Track Name: Stop Motion
I've had too much time on my hands, and I'm not sure why, I started to think about death
Fail we arrive
Fragile we all go
I wasn't made with a simple mind
So I get lost in the meaning

Everybody knows they're gonna go sometime
We're told it's not the end
But that's what it looks like
A last goodbye
Tears you just can't hide
I held my breath as you took your last
And I felt the sting

Looking back every single time
It's too early to leave behind all the words we could have shared
Did you even know I cared?
And so what could have been and what is now
Is too hard to reconcile

I know that I am young
Yet death's been on my tongue
I felt the weight in your lungs
And I pinned it on my heart
Track Name: Light
I remember the day we set out to sea
I remember the light, and sound, and scene so clearly
And i know it's been a rough couple months
We can't afford these little tragedies
On and on and on and on we go
Holding out, not speaking up
So how could I know what you need?

I'm here for the better days
Hearts open and wide awake
We'll rise up from that bitter grave
Light
Light comes when the morning breaks
Heals us with a bit of grace
We labored, but not in vain
Light

Shadows cover the course
As we drift straight through
At the edge of night
I'll see you in a new light

I'm here for the better days
Hearts open and wide awake
We'll rise up from that bitter grave
Light
Light comes when the morning breaks
Heals us with a bit of grace
We labored, but not in vain
Light

I hold fast to a lasting hope
Despite all the deadly blows and cracked hull
The ship still floats
When water creeps in the holds
Remember the words we spoke
Track Name: Brother
You left home, stepping out into the unknown
I know you're right, you know I care
It's just hard to see when you're not here
You wake up 800 miles from the people you love
Taking steps to change your life
I play these songs with you in mind

You could just come home and live the life you've always known
But where would that take you?
Would you do what you need to?
Life is what you make it
We're working hard towards something new
Separately, but not alone
Because we both know

Great things come in time
Track Name: Push You
I push you further when you come close
Pull you back once I let go
I'm crawling back knowing I'll do it all again

I'm red-lined every time that I try to make sense
Of all the thoughts that spin around in my head
We both know that it's wrong and it's always on me
The closer you reach
The farther I seem

/Gentle words from my lips
I know you hear them
Do they sink in?
You're the only one, the one to fix this
I step away with your hand on my wrist

I push you further when you come close
Pull you back once I let go
I'm crawling back knowing I'll do it all again

To see you like this, if I could only find a way to understand
/I cannot defend how selfish I've been
/Why should I stay to say the right thing if it doesn't make a difference?
/I hate the way I hurt you when I do this
/I catch a glance, you look away, this distance, more than I can take
/I can't hold you, while I hold myself together

Fall apart
Fall apart
I'm walking away
Fall apart
Fall apart
Is it always this way?

I push you further when you come close
Pull you back once I let go
I'm crawling back knowing I'll do it all again
(Push me away, let me go, hold me close, I'll do it all again)
Track Name: Lesser Me
It's not all bad, I see now I'm a blank slate
I used to be a reservoir, but I've been drained
Now I'm full of intentions of which are rarely healthy
If I was a burning fire, fueled by my desires
There's no fan for my flames
If I was a painting for the masses to all adore
My lines were erased
I feel so estranged from who I was in my past days
Now there was never a lesser me
Now I am empty
Track Name: Made Up My Mind
I've seen others do this with much more grace
and save themselves from all these years stuck running in place
Well God bless their confidence because I lost mine somewhere in the darkness
There was a fire that I held right in the palm of my hand
When I was just a kid and still had faith in all my plans
I was really gonna be someone
But somehow I forgot to finish what I started
I'm just like all the other typical American, distracted, twenty-somethings
It's nothing short of a modern miracle if I could say I'd commit to one thing

Does everything happen when it needs to?

Open me up to mistakes
Because I've waited too long to say all I wanted to say
I made up my mind so long ago
That flame I held has since burnt out
But I swear someday I'll light it again

May the passion with which I speak
Move in sync with my feet
Because although it might not be perfect
I need these little steps
It's better than standing still

Open me up to mistakes
Because I've waited too long to say all I wanted to say
I made up my mind so long ago
That flame I held has since burnt out
But I swear someday I'll light it again

I made up my mind when I was young